Brunson Clocks Fastest Collegiate 200 Time This Season At Mt. Sac Relays

April 23, 2001

WALNUT, Calif. -- Arizona State senior Marcus Brunson clocked the fastest men's 200m time in the nation so far this season with an NCAA automatic qualifying time and personal best of 20.37, highlighting the final day of competition for Sun Devil track and field at the Mt. Sac Relays Sunday.

Brunson won the third of four heats in the men's university/open division of the 200m with the fastest time overall. Brunson's effort was also faster than Ato Bolden's winning time in the invitational heat of the 200m (20.76).

Fellow senior sprinter Tony Berrian also clocked a personal best at the Mt. Sac Relays, placing third in the men's 400m invitational in 45.82, a time which ranks second in the Pac-10 only to teammate Michael Campbell. Campbell placed third in the olympic development heat of the men's 400m in 46.44.

Posting season-best times were senior Vince Jones and junior Pete Lopez. In the men's 100, Jones placed third in the third heat of the university/open section with a time of 10.56, while Lopez won the second heat of the men's 200m in 21.16. Junior Tony Galaviz also placed sixth in the finals of the men's 110 high hurdles in 13.96.

Both the men's 400 and 1600 meter relay teams turned in NCAA qualifying marks, as the 400 relay squad took fourth in the invitational section with a provisional time of 39.98, while the 1600 team placed second with a PQ of 3:04.75.

On the women's side, sophomore Tiffany Greer qualified for nationals with a personal best time of 11.53 in the 100m. Greer placed fourth in the second heat of the olympic development section. Senior Sharesa Turner won the fourth heat of the women's university/open 100m with a time of 11.84. Turner also placed fifth in her heat of the women's 200m with a season-best time of 24.02. Redshirt freshman Seneca Holmes took third in the second heat of the women's 100m hurdles in 13.92.

Like the men, both of ASU's women's 400 and 1600 meter relay teams turned in NCAA qualifying times. The 400 squad took third in the invitational race with a season best time of 45.00, while the 1600 squad placed sixth with a season-best time of 3:35.58.

Turning in notable performances in the field events, freshman Ebon Glenn placed third in the men's high jump, clearing a height of 6 feet, 11.75 inches. Junior David Wood notched a NCAA PQ mark of 59 feet, 0.25 inches to place sixth in the first flight of the men's shot put. In the second flight, junior Vince Mosca also placed sixth with a mark of 54 feet, 6.75 inches.

This coming weekend, ASU will send split squads to the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, and the Oregon Invitational in Eugene, Ore.

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